Driver dies several days after high speed head-on crash on CR 17

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. -- A second person has died as a result of a high speed head-on crash that happened on CR 17 Saturday afternoon, according to the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office.

Just after 1 p.m., Rita Light was traveling northbound on CR 17 and was slowing down to turn west on to Farmwood Drive when her car traveled left of center and collided with a southbound vehicle traveling at approximately 117 mph.

Debris from the collision struck a third vehicle.

Light was extricated from her vehicle and was transported to the hospital. She died Thursday afternoon as a result of the injuries sustained in the crash.

The driver of the southbound vehicle that was allegedly traveling 117 mph, was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from his vehicle. The driver, 19-year-old Brennon Norman, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle that was hit by debris was not injured.

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